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- Mar 4, 2010
At Birmingham he took a bit to get going, but then things clicked and they worked really well. When he was a them they were 4/5th in the league and I think he's worked with a number of the current players (Ladd and Staniforth) likely signings (Mannion and Baggaley).I think the infrastructure around the women’s teams are different in the US compared to England. Interesting thatSkinner has experience with both (and it’s going to be interesting to see whar Stoney can do over there with San Diego).
What kind of job he can do, will depend greatly on what kind of attackers he’ll get to worh with. Anyone know how his teams were set up at Birmingham and Orlando?
Honestly why does it matter? I think if a female coach had the qualifications or characteristics to be on Ole’s staff she‘d likely have a much higher role in the women’s game. Emma Hayes has said as much in the past hasn’t she saying she wouldn’t leave Chelsea to manage a lower league men’s team?I wish we had gone for the best female coach/manager that was interested in the job, provided they play the right type of football etc. I'd be perfectly happy to accept a male manager as soon as Solskjaer appoints a woman as his assistant manager or one of his top coaches. I don't believe for one moment that all the best coaches and managers just happen to be male. Surely there is a young Emma Hayes out there somewhere, or another Casey Stoney for that matter !
As for Marc Skinner, I read the long articles that Rich Laverty wrote about him. https://www.ourgamemag.com/tag/marc-skinner/ He came across well. Results at Orlando have been beyond awful, finished bottom of the table in 2019, though better this season, currently 5th, having played a game more than some other sides. No idea how much that is down to Marc or circumstances beyond his control.
At least he has experience of coaching in the women's game, so that is something.
Don't understand why the women's team can't share the facilities with the men's team. How big of a training facility would we need to fit everybody in?I hope that they get around to sorting out the conditions that made Casey step down as coach. If we are going to have a women's team then they deserve to have the same access to good facilities as the male team does.
So the reason states they can’t fully share is because of COVID. For example last season the men’s team took up 3 dressing rooms at Carrington cause of COVID. The youth teams were also effected.Don't understand why the women's team can't share the facilities with the men's team. How big of a training facility would we need to fit everybody in?
So the Skinner was very highly thought of while at BCWFC. Thats why he got the NWSL job. But NWSL hasn't been for him for various reasons.I am having great trouble in understanding why United have appointed Marc Sinner as their next Womens team manager. We are striving to be the best and unfortunately the statistics really don't flatter him. Whilst at Orlando Pride he had a 20% win rate over two seasons. Whilst at Birmingham, his win rate was 48%. Is this really the best we can do? He is not an ex professional, but an ex teacher who ran the academy football team at Solihull college. He may well be a very nice person but, I just can't see how that CV is good enough to manage a massive club such as ours? I am now beginning to see why Casey Stoney and several of our players have left for pastures new when they did. Do the board really want our women's team to succeed or did they just bow to pressure from within the game to reform? I am a women's season ticket holder and have been since they reformed, and am seriously worried now for this upcoming season. I just hope that the team can prove Marc Skinner's statistics wrong